Fresh homemade dumplings and dim sum for dinner and lunch in a small and cozy restaurant downtown Barcelona. And they are the real thing – Chinese cooks work hard every midday and night at Mosquito to get them fresh and quickly to your table.
Mosquito is mostly an Asian tapas bar with a great selection of beers: Belgium, Dutch, French and, of course, Catalan beers brewed near Barcelona or in the city.
The menu is difficult to understand the first time, but the waiters are quite happy to explain it to you – in English too. If you are not a beer person, you can always try their selection of vermuts or a nice white wine. Non-alcoholic? Try ginger-beer or other non-traditional sodas.
I love the fact that it is open late and they actually serve food late on weekdays. They don’t take reservations and the place is small, so if you pass by and see a table, grab it. If not, get your name written down on a blackboard and wait… it’s worth it. Its fame has been extending so you might need patience or be there early.
Mosquito is partially “hidden” in the small streets of Born, but it is easy to find if you turn right in the first street going up – towards the mountain (check my article locating yourself in Barcelona) – after Princesa, Metro Jaume I. The street is called “Boria” but it will eventually change into Carders. You’ll find Mosquito at the end of the road.